A New Year’s resolution we can all share

By DAVID TEPERA | Posted: Tuesday, December 29, 2015

I’m sure almost everyone has their list for 2016 resolutions. Most of us share the same typical resolutions of better diets, increasing exercise frequency, improving income, and the most popular: quitting bad habits.

Of course, all of these resolutions are important for a better quality and possibly longevity of life. But, I want us all to share a simple and easy New Year’s resolution with the most amazing results.

It literally doesn’t take any extra effort, sweat or cost money, and people will love and enjoy your presence. My proposal to all of you for this year’s resolution is to show more kindness and compassion for all people.

Now don’t stop reading and think this is another same old “be a kinder person” message. I want you to really think about this and embrace it.

Look, I don’t know about you, but this has been a very challenging year of people in this world showing and indulging in too much hatred. There’s no need for me to go into the specifics, but I choose to not be one of the negative statistics, and neither should you.

Let’s come together and be as one. Don’t be a person who sits, observes and only gives opinions.

You will be astonished on how your positive actions, acts of kindness and beauty can change others’ lives and attitudes. Let you be the difference maker by being the pebble thrown in a pond with ripples spreading goodness along with an infectious, positive personality.

Sometimes when the kids and I are sitting around the dinner table, I ask them to share a story of an act of kindness they did at school. Once they become aware of their importance, then it becomes a daily routine.

We can all do this, and it starts today with each of us changing our own lives to better others.

I’m known to greet people with warm handshakes and sincere hugs. Join me, my friends, and let’s be the catalyst for making 2016 the best year ever.

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